Folks in Red States should be grateful for the idiotic liberal politicians in Blue States. After all, what is the greatest export Blue States have? They are exporting their jobs, their wealth and their productive citizens.
These Blue States seem to be in a race to the bottom. They keep trying to see which can be the first to totally implode financially and lose all of their jobs, productive citizens and businesses.
One Blue State has just taken the lead.
Which one is it?
It is Rhode Island.
What has Rhode Island done?
It has now passed a “Homeless bill of rights.”
You have got to be kidding.
It guarantees the “homeless” the right to use the sidewalks, parks and public transportation without discrimination.
What makes this worse is that the law that enshrines the homeless bill of rights also creates the right for a lawsuit for any violation of the bill of rights. Here is what the new statute says:
In any civil action alleging a violation of this chapter, the court may award appropriate injunctive and declaratory relief, actual damages, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs to a prevailing plaintiff.
What does this mean in plain, non-lawyer English? It means that a judge may declare certain activities illegal. Those activities might be demanding that some smelly, drunk, crack using “homeless” people quit congregating around the front door of your business because it is driving business away.
The judge can then issue an injunction preventing a business owner from doing anything to stop the “homeless” from congregating at the business, award actual monetary damages and then award attorney’s fees.
Here is what will happen. The homeless advocacy groups will find a business that objects to the homeless driving their customers away and sue. They will sue for actual damages less than $50, which means the defendant (the business) cannot get a jury trial. Then you will have some radical left wing judge issue an injunction against a business, award nominal damages, then award a massive award in attorney fees.
There are so many problems here but one of the biggest problems is this is a form of loser pays litigation. In fact, this is worse than loser pays. This is a subsidy for litigation. It encourages litigation. There is no reason for the “homeless advocates” not to sue. The ACLU has stayed in business for decades by garnering attorney fees off of its bogus litigation.
The civil litigation system is for the most part wonderful. It is not perfect but it is the best system out there. This is an abuse of the civil litigation system. This is not allowing a wronged party to go to court and seek redress. This is creating litigation for the sole purpose of advancing political policies that would never get through the legislature.
The Governor of Rhode Island is Lincoln Chaffee. He was a worthless RINO when he was in the Senate and he is even worse as a governor. He is expected to sign the legislation.
Meanwhile, the States of Tennessee and Texas and the other Red States wish to thank Rhode Island and the other Blue States for exporting their jobs, their businesses and their productive citizens.
I guess that this is the end of the Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit?
Will this really 'help' the homeless? Or will it reward and encourage 'homelessness' and hoods? Rhetorical questions.
We need to 'Congregate' at this court's steps, and file an injunction and then sue the court for 'violating' our 'rights'. Also his house, and any and every place of business that this low-life enabler has anything to do with. This includes the business of his wife, adult children, ANY and EVERY relative, the places where he eats, gets his laundry done, and every place of business he interacts with. Give him a taste of his own medicine. This is the only way to make him see the results of his backward decision.
You forgot that they export the people that ruined their state. Now they will move to another state and do the same. Liberalism is a disease that will spread until it devours everything good and productive.
The extent of stupidity in the country is mind boggling! Must be something in the water.....
That's why I don't drink water unless it is from my own well, brewed into coffee or distilled as in good Kentucky Bourbon. ;)
Yours in Liberty, David
While Kentucky Bourbon is good, I'll stack it against some good Tennessee home brew any day!
...AND helping us get rid of our homeless problem because when word gets out that is where they will all be heading. A big thanks to Rhode Island! May you RIP!
Not a bad thought. Charter some busses, and we could clean up cities nationwide. Drop them all in Rhode Island.
Problem is RI is such a tiny little state they would spill over. Well, some into the Atlantic.... then they can wash over to England... hey! New concept! lol
It is called re-distribution of wealth.
Stupid is..as Stupid does...Pandering to those that don't want to help themselves will eventually stop all productivity in America. If you make no effort to plow, plant, water and harvest, why should you expect to eat. Some say this is mean and uncaring but I know it as Nature. Give a man a fish and he has a meal but if you teach a man to fish he can feed his family as well if He cares to? There are those that need a little help and that should never be denied but for generation after generation to require the same help for life is pandering to those that don't want to help themselves and this has us at the crossroads. I've always said when there are more taking from the government than are paying to them we would fall and I've been hearing these numbers used alot lately. Vote them all out until we start getting the results we know we have to have for our kids and grandkids to have a shot at a future. God Bless
It is also said that we are always just one generation away from losing all of our freedoms. We have to teach our children and not pander to spoiled children at the fear of hurting their little egos. We have a whole generation of ignorance and this cancer upon us now isn't going to stop until we give a good shot of chemo to the school system and eradicate it.